He is risen!
Life Principles For Those Who Choose To Follow Jesus And Live The Discipled Life
Key Scripture: 1 The LORD reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! 2 The LORD is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples. Psalm 99:1-2
Core Value: Worship
Frequent obstacles to a greater faith can discourage many of those who follow Jesus. The choices to trust in the Lord or give up and quit come every day. Big problems require a bigger God. When we see our God as a small god, our problems overwhelm us. When we lift up our eyes of faith and gaze upon the One who reigns over all, we gain a fresh perspective and rise above our obstacles. This is the way of worship: thinking upon Him, instead of them.
What obstacles are holding you back from experiencing His victory and His peace?
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NASB)
Principle #38 & Personal Application: Quality disciples are in awe of the majesty and glory of God
• We serve a great God who reigns over all the earth: even over our heart
• We have an awesome respect for the One who makes the earth shake: holding us together when our heart has been shaken
• We have a great heritage: we are connected by our Great Lord with every believer—present, past, and future
Reflect & Respond: Some Really Good Questions To Ponder…
What spiritual discipline helps me to focus upon God’s greatness?
When do I sense the Lord’s greatness the most?
Lord Jesus, You are great. You do reign over all of the earth. You reign over every nation. You reign over my heart. May my worship of You this day give You all glory and all praise.
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